Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Pittsburgh Branch facts for kids
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Pittsburgh Branch Office is one of two Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland branch offices (the other is in Cincinnati). The Pittsburgh Office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland hosts one of two savings bonds processing sites in the nation. The Pittsburgh branch presides over Jefferson, Monroe and Belmont counties in Ohio, Wetzel, Tyler, Pleasants, Marshall, Ohio, Brooke and Hancock counties in West Virginia, and all of Western Pennsylvania. In 1915 it was revealed that the Pittsburgh branch location was to be the new home of a relocated Cleveland Fed District with a majority vote secured on the board of governors, but the U.S. Attorney General at the time nixed moving the Cleveland, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Boston and Atlanta Federal Reserve Districts, stating that it would instead take an act of Congress to move those district headquarters. Pittsburgh remained a branch location only.
The original 1931 building, designed by the noted Cleveland architecture firm Walker and Weeks, was seven stories tall, and a 10-story addition to the structure was completed in 1958 with roughly 200,000 square feet of total space. The Art Deco facade of the original Georgia marble building is ornamented with three cast aluminum figures, representing mining, agriculture and commerce, by the New York sculptor Henry Hering. The building was listed as a Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmark in 2001.
Staff cuts, move, and sale of building
For decades the Pittsburgh branch office of FRB Cleveland shared responsibility with FRB Minneapolis for processing all US Savings Bond transactions, this service being provided by the Federal Reserve System to the US Treasury. Employees at the complex numbered 300-350 in total. With the increase in electronic processing, the US Treasury determined that reduced staffing and only one Federal Reserve site was required for such services, and the operation in Minneapolis was named as the sole site. Pittsburgh branch staff was reduced during 2011-2012 from about 320 to 25 in three separate layoffs.
In October 2012 the Reserve branch office relocated to
- One Oxford Centre, Suite 3000
- 301 Grant Street
- Pittsburgh, PA 15219
- Phone: 412.261.7800
M&J Wilkow purchased the building for $3.75 million in July 2013, and sold it for an undisclosed amount to Drury Hotels, which expects to reopen the conveyed building as a hotel in mid-2016.
Current Board of Directors
The following people are on the board of directors as of 2020:
Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank
|Audrey Dunning||President and Chief Executive Officer
AMP Growth Advisors, LLC
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
|Robert I. Glimcher||President
Glimcher Group Inc.
|Vera Krekanova||Chief Strategy and Research Officer
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
|Shelley L. Fant||President and Chief Executive Officer
FCG Solutions, Inc.
Appointed by the Board of Governors
|Dmitri D. Shiry
|Kathryn Z. Klaber||Managing Partner
The Klaber Group
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